Monday, July 11
FAIRS: Kenton County Fair and Horse Show, 2960 Wehrman Road, Independence. Features ATV and motorcycle dirt drags, demolition derby, tractor pulls, horse shows, pageants, exhibits, competitions and more. Runs July 11-16. kentoncountyfair.com.
FAMILY: Christmas in July, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, EnterTrainment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, West Chester. Take a break from the summer heat and enjoy the cool trappings of the winter holidays in this snowy winter wonderland. The North Pole-themed walk-through experience features reindeer stables, elves workshop, Mrs. Claus’ old-fashioned kitchen and Santa himself. Runs through July 31. Admission starts at $9.95. 513-898-4656; entertrainmentjunction.com.
FAMILY: The Science of Color featuring Prismatica, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Surround yourself in a rainbow of color with this interactive art installation that features giant, pivoting prisms that transform the Krohn into a kaleidoscope of color. Runs July 2-Oct. 16. $10, $7 ages 5-17, free ages 4-under. cincinnati-oh-gov.
FILM: Fanny: The Right to Rock, 7 p.m., Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. $15, $12 advance. cincyticket.com.
FOOD: Cincinnati Burger Week, Monday-Sunday at participating restaurants throughout Greater Cincinnati. cincinnatiburgerweek.com.
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MUSIC: Jazz at the Park, 6-9 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Live music Mondays May 2-Sept. 26. Carlos Vargas Trio featuring Emily Grace Jordan. Free. washingtonpark.org.
Tuesday, July 12
FILM: Rude Boy, 7 p.m., Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. $15, $12 advance. cincyticket.com.
MUSIC: Tuesday Night Concerts, 7-9 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 4337 Cooper Road, Blue Ash. Pete Wagner Band. Runs June 7-Aug. 9. Free.
MUSIC: Rod Stewart, Riverbend Music Center. With Cheap Trick.
MUSIC: Rhythm on the Plaza: Daglio, 7-9 p.m., Clifton Plaza, 333 Ludlow Ave., Clifton. Runs June 2-Aug. 16. Free. cliftonculturalarts.org.
Wednesday, July 13
COMMUNITY: Soup and Stories, noon-3 p.m., The Welcome Project, 2940 Colerain Ave., Camp Washington. Runs every Wednesday May 25-Sept. 28. Enjoy soup made by immigrant chefs and hear empowering stories. Free. owningyourownvoice.org.
HEALTH: Yoga on the Levee, 6 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way. Sage Yoga Hot + Pilates leads classes at Aquarium Plaza. Runs Wednesdays April 6-Oct. 26. Free.
FILM: Summit Cinema, dusk, Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash. July 13: “Encanto.” summitparkblueash.com.
MUSEUMS: Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, Taft Museum of Art, Pike St., Downtown. Runs June 11-Sept. 4. $18, $16 seniors, free members. taftmuseum.org.
MUSIC: Reggae Wednesday: Mighty Mystic, 7-10 p.m., Fountain Square, 525 Vine St., Downtown. Runs June 1-Sept. 7. Free. myfountainsquare.com.
MUSIC: Wednesdays in the Woods: Burning Caravan, 7-9 p.m., Burnet Woods Bandstand, Burnet Woods Drive, Clifton. Free. Runs June 1-Aug. 16. cliftonculturalarts.org.
MUSIC: Acoustic Lunch Series: Lost Henry, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Piatt Park, 100 Garfield Place, Downtown. Enjoy live music in the park every Wednesday June 1-Aug. 31. Hosted by Cincinnati Parks. Free.
MUSIC: Tedeschi Trucks Band, PNC Pavilion. With Los Lobos and Gabe Dixon.
SPORTS: FC Cincinnati vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC, TQL Stadium, 1501 Central Pkwy, West End. Orange Out Night. fccincinnati.com.
Thursday, July 14
DANCE: Salsa on the Square, 7 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Free.
EDUCATION: Estate Planning and Medicaid in KY, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Public Library, Main Branch, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington. In-person or optional Zoom. Elder attorney Chad Seiter covers guardianship, powers of attorney, living wills, wills and more. Free. Registration required. 859-342-2665.
FAMILY: The Science of Pixar, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday-Sunday, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. $19.50, $15.50 ages 3-12. cincymuseum.org.
FAMILY: Circus in the Parks, 6 p.m., Wayne Recreation Area. 3757 Beekman St., South Cumminsville. My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus performs. Free.
FESTIVALS: Bacon, Bourbon and Brew Festival, 5-11 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Festival Park, Newport. Family-friendly festival features America’s best loved breakfast meat in myriad menu items, bourbon experience tent, limited edition bourbons and bourbon flights, beer and live music. This year’s lineup includes: Thursday: Road Trip, Mad Costanza. Friday: Model Behavior, Party Town. Saturday: Pandora Effect, Michelle Robinson Band, Swan. Sunday: Cassette Junkies, Vinyl Countdown, Britney’s Lipstick. Free admission. cincinnatifestivalsandevents.com.
FILM: NightLight513: Wedding Crashers, 7:30 p.m., Sawyer Point Park, P&G Pavilion, Downtown. Bring blankets, pillows or chairs with a low back and enjoy outdoor movies on select nights. Beer, wine and food for purchase. No pets. Ages 21-up. $10. nightlight513.com.
FILM: “The Day the Music Died,” 7 p.m. Thursday, 1 p.m. Sunday, Showcase Cinema de Lux, 12064 Springfield Pike, Springdale. Exclusive screening of the story of Don McLean’s “American Pie” before the documentary’s Paramount+ release. showcasecinemas.com.
MUSIC: Crown Jewels of Jazz: Cincinnati Pops with Diane Monroe and Kathy Wade, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Corinthian Baptist Church, 1920 Tennessee Ave., Bond Hill. Free.
MUSIC: Happy Hour at U-Square: DJ 5.0, 4:30-6:30 p.m., U-Square, 263 Calhoun St., Clifton. DJs perform in partnership with nearby bars and restaurants. cliftonculturalarts.org.
MUSIC: Roots Revival: Ruby Vielos, 7-9 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Runs Thursdays June 2-Sept. 1. Free. washingtonpark.org.
MUSIC: Music on the River: the Return, Lawrenceburg Civic Park, Lawrenceburg. Free. downtownlawrenceburg.com.
MUSIC: The Cult, PNC Pavilion. With Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Zola Jesus.
Friday, July 15
COMEDY: Bobcat Goldthwait, Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. With Blake Hammond and Hanna Ljungholm. Runs June 15-16. gobananascomedy.com.
COMEDY: Tony Roberts, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Runs July 15-17. liberty.funnybone.com.
COMEDY: Brewery Comedy Tour, 8 p.m., Wooden Cask Brewing Co., Newport. $16. eventbrite.com.
ENTERTAINMENT: War on the Catwalk Drag Show, PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation.
EXPOS: Greater Cincinnati Numismatic Coin Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville. Learn about the coin business from experts. Runs July 15-16. Free admission and parking.
FAMILY: Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Winton Woods Harbor, 801 Lakeview Drive, Springfield Township. Hands-on activities, educational nature experiences and fun on the water. Includes inflatable maze, gaga ball games, climbing wall, kids’ yoga, nature walks, drum circle, meeting farm animals, paddling raft rides, fishing, live entertainment, live dance clinic and more. Free. greatparks.org.
FESTIVALS: The Ohio Challenge, 4-10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, special events 7-10:30 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Smith Park, Tytus Ave., Middletown. Hot air balloon and skydiving festival showcases more than 30 hot air balloons, a laser light show, fireworks, skydiving performances and more. $15 per vehicle with shuttle service from Middletown Regional Airport, $5 walk-in. gettothebc.com.
MUSIC: Fifth & Vine Live, 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Fountain Square, 525 Vine St., Downtown. Friday: Second Wind. Saturday: Kississippi, Sundae Drives. Free. myfountainsquare.com.
MUSIC: Friday Night Concerts, 8-11 p.m., Towne Square, Blue Ash. Forever Diamond. Runs June 10-Aug. 12. Free.
MUSIC: Friday Flow: Al B. Sure, 6-10 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Runs Fridays June 3-Sept. 2. Free. washingtonpark.org.
MUSIC: Live at Lunch on Short Vine, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Short Vine, 2717 Short Vine St., Corryville. Pianists and buskers perform during lunch hour. Runs June1- Aug. 16. Free. cliftonculturalarts.org.
MUSIC: Live at the Levee, 7-9 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport. Weekly through Oct. 28. The Sunburners. Free. newportonthelevee.com.
MUSIC: Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Great American Ball Park.
RECREATION: Christmas in July, 5-10 p.m., Taft’s Brewpourium, 4831 Spring Grove Ave., Spring Grove Village. Limited amount of the popular Santa’s Bribe brew available, free candy canes and Christmas cookies, whit elephant gifts and more. eventbrite.com.
SPORTS: Florence Y’alls vs Joliet Slammers, Thomas More Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence. Runs July 15-17. florenceyalls.com.
THEATER: Shakespeare in the Park, 7 p.m., Seasongood Pavilion, Eden Park, 1600 Art Museum Drive, Mount Adams. Free.
THEATER OPENING: Nunsense, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Mason Community Playhouse, 5529 Mason Road, Mason. What happens when a small convent of nuns needs to raise funds quickly? Why do they need to raise funds? What does a freezer have to do with their problems? Find out as the Little Sisters of Hoboken present Nunsense. masonplayers.org.
Saturday, July 16
COMEDY: Helltown Comedy Showcase, 7:30 p.m., The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside. With Dwayne Duke, Spencer Domolky, Josh O’Neill and Dan Sebree. Hosted by Wayne Memmott and Bridget Denman. bombsawaycomedy.com.
COMEDY: Highly Improvable Comedy Show, 8 p.m., Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 2728 Short Vine St., Corryville. Ages 13-up. $10. cliftonculturalarts.org.
FAMILY: Laurel Park Family Fun Days, 7-9 p.m., 500 Ezzard Charles Drive, West End. Food trucks, live music, bounce houses, face painters, balloon artists, family-friendly activities and more. With the CSO. Free. cincinnati-oh.gov/cincyparks.
FAMILY: Owls Nest Park Family Fun Days, 4-8 p.m., 1984 Madison Road, East Walnut Hills. Celebrate Evanston Community Council’s 55th anniversary. Food trucks, live music, bounce houses, face painters, balloon artists, family-friendly activities and more. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy live music by Push Play. Free. cincinnati-oh.gov/cincyparks.
FAMILY: Tractor Cruise, 9 a.m., Grants Lick Baptist Church, 941 Clay Ridge Road, Alexandria. Breakfast at church at 8 a.m., cruise to Southern States (2 S. Jefferson St.), lunch break and back to church. Hosted by Licking Valley Antique Machinery Association. Nonmembers welcome to participate. Tractors must be able to maintain 11 miles per hour. Free. Information: Jason 513-633-1754.
FAMILY: Winton Place Youth Center’s Music Festival, 5-9 p.m., 4609 N. Edgewood Ave., Spring Grove Village. Featuring Tempted Soul Band. $15, $10 advance. 513-614-1707.
FESTIVALS: Cincy Blues Fest, 3-11 p.m., Schmidlapp Event Lawn at Smale Park, 124 E. Mehring Way, Downtown. Gates open at 2 p.m. Appearing in order: Blues In The Schools Band, 2022 Cincy Blues Challenge winner, Marquise Knox, 2022 Cincy Blues Challenge winner, Shaun Murphy, G. Miles and the KY Cuzins, Toronzo Cannon, Noah Wotherspoon. No coolers, bikes, pets or lawn umbrellas allowed. OK to bring folding chairs and blankets. Food and drinks for purchase from Moerlein Lager House. $20, $5 ages 13-18, free ages 12-under. cincybluesfest.org.
FESTIVALS: Bastille Day, 4-11 p.m., Downtown Montgomery. Live music with Hotel California, Ricky Nye Inc., the Mistics, Cincinnati Dancing Pigs Jug Band, Sycamore Community Band. Food vendors include Montgomery Inn, European Cafe, Stonecreek, Taglio’s, Caveman Cafe, Graeter’s, Taste of Mexico and Alfio’s. There is no kids area this year. Parking available at Montgomery Elementary (9609 Montgomery Road), Shelly Lane Parking Lot (9134 Shelly Lane) and Swaim Park (7650 Cooper Road). Free admission. montgomeryohio.gov.
FESTIVALS: Darkness Brewing Summer Street Fair, noon-midnight, Darkness Brewing, 224 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue. Additional 10 taps with new beers and fun versions of classic favorites. Live music all day, live arts tent, food and more.
FESTIVALS: Summer Food Fest, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. Family-friendly event with balloon artists, face painting, games and more, food and beverages. Cash bar with beer and wine. Enjoy summer favorites from local food vendors including fried chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken kabobs and many dessert options. Benefits Make A Wish Foundation. $25, free ages 10-under. Ticket holders can buy Sunlite Pool Water Adventure passes at discounted rate of $10. cincinnatimagazine.com.
FESTIVALS: Whiskey City Challenge, 1 p.m., 135 W. High St., Lawrenceburg. City hosts the 2022 Indiana State Criterium Championships with men, women and junior races on a dedicated route that’s spectator-friendly and attracts competitors from across the nation. Enjoy competitive high-speed professional cycling, a cornhole tournament, live music, celebrity tricycle races, skateboard jump jam and more. Free admission. thinklawrenceburg.com.
MUSEUMS: Escape the Village, 1:30 and 3 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Escape room-type challenge. Choose from “Morgan’s Raiders of the Lost Art” or “Leaving the Station.” $25. heritagevillagecincinnati.org.
MUSEUMS: Historic Hunt House, 1-4 p.m., 4364 Hunt Road, Blue Ash. Museum hosts open house. Free.
MUSIC: Jazz Brunch: Haden Wright, 10 a.m.-noon, Inwood Park, 2308 Vine St., Mount Auburn. Runs June 1-Aug. 16. Free. cliftonculturalarts.org.
MUSIC: Keehner Park Concert Series, 7-9 p.m., Keehner Park, 7211 Barret Road, West Chester Township. Jump ‘n Jive Band. Free. westchesteroh.org.
MUSIC: Keith Urban, Riverbend Music Center. Speed of Now World Tour. With Ingrid Andress.
RECREATION: Medpace 5K, 6-10 p.m., Medpace, 5375 Medpace Way, Madisonville. racepenguin.com.
SHOPPING: City Flea, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free admission. thecityflea.com.
TOURS: Backroads Farm Tour, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 8350 E. Main St., Alexandria. The Campbell County Conservation District hosts this self-guided tour of area farms. Visit vineyards, equestrian centers, beef cattle operations and horticultural operations. campbellkyconservation.org.
THEATER OPENING: Rent, The Carnegie, 1028 Scott St., Covington. Runs July 16-Aug. 26. 859-957-1940; thecarnegie.com.
Sunday, July 17
COMEDY: Celeste Barber, Taft Theatre.
CRAFT SHOW: Southern Ohio Summer Market & Pinata, noon-4 p.m., The Barn at Hidden Ridge, 6312 Fair Ridge Road, Hillsboro.
FAMILY: Sunday Showtime: Bi-Okoto, 7-8:30 p.m., Hirsch Recreation Center, 3630 Reading Road, Avondale. Family-friendly theater and dance performances by local arts organizations. Runs through Aug. 16. Free. cliftonculturalarts.org.
FAMILY: OTR Performs: King Records, 6-8 p.m., Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine. Free. washingtonpark.org.
MUSIC: Frankie & the Witch Fingers, Woodward Theater.
MUSIC: Elf Power, MOTR Pub. With Er Jurken.
OUTDOORS: Community Day: Great Parks’ Birthday, Great Parks of Hamilton County. Free entry at all Great Parks without the need for a motor vehicle permit. greatparks.org.
SHOPPING: Burlington Antique Show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Burlington. Over 200 dealers of antiques, vintage jewelry, primitives, garden and architectural elements, mid-century collectibles, memorabilia, Americana, one of a kind finds and retro furniture. $6 early birds (6 a.m. entry), $4, free ages 12-under. burlingtonantiqueshow.com.
VOLUNTEERS: Valley View Foundation seeks volunteers to work in community garden throughout summer season. valleyviewcampus.org.